Elmgreen & Dragset


verlag der buchhandlung walther könig
381 pages
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In 2006, their 'Welfare Show' at the Serpentine Gallery invited viewers to consider societal power structures, including economic disparity, health care, immigration, travel, prostitution, the police state and the role art plays in society. The duo were awarded Special Mention at the 2009 Venice Biennale for 'The Collectors', their highly elaborate and widely acclaimed exhibition for the Danish and Nordic Pavilions, while their 2011 work 'Celebrity: The One and the Many' addresses rumour-mongering, life in the public eye, the machinations of the media and its formation of myths. This book thoroughly documents these projects, showing how the artists' sculptures and installations reconfigure the familiar with characteristic wit and subversive humour. The book also includes interviews with the duo and with French philosopher Paul Virilio.


Publishing Year: 2011
Publisher: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König
Editor(s): Peter Weibel und Andreas Beitin
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 381
Dimensions: 21 x 25.5 cm
Language: English

ISBN: 978 3 86560 908 3

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